Holt County, MO Biography
Dr. A. GOSLIN, who has been practicing medicine in Oregon
since June, 1869, was born in Clermont Co., Ohio Feb. 24, 1830.
He attended High School there in Felicity and, in 1854, became
a student in Antioch College at Yellow Springs, Ohio then under
the presidency of the distinguished Horace Mann. In 1856 he began
to study medicine at Felicity and, in the winters of 1857-58 and
1858-59, attended lectures at Ohio Medical College at Cincinnati,
graduating in spring of 1859.
He practiced medicine at Felicity and then at Carmi, Ill..
In Sept., 1861 he enlisted in the Union army, and served as captain
of company H, 48th Ill. regiment until April, 1862. After the
battle of Shiloh, he was promoted to surgeon of the regiment in
which capacity he acted until Oct. 30, 1864. He was then appointed
acting staff surgeon and had charge of the 15th Army Corps hospital
until the close of war in 1865.
He became a resident of Olney, Ill. until May, 1869 when he
moved to Oregon, Holt Co., Mo. and established his medical practice.
He has the reputation of being an able surgeon and physician.
During his army practice he performed with success some of the
most difficult and complicated surgical operations on record.
He is a Republican in politics. He is interested in education
and is now president of the Board of the Northwest Missouri Normal
School. He was married at Felicity, Ohio in 1855 to Sarah A. QUINN.